By Ashrafuddin Pirzada
LANDIKOTAL: Federal Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony doctor Noorul Haq Qadri on Sunday said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s vision is to make a green and pollution-free Pakistan for the coming generations.
Qadri formally kicked off the plantation campaign and planted a sapling on the deputy commissioner’s house lawn.
A large number of PTI workers and leaders, civil administration officials
minority MPA Wilson Wazir accompanied the minister.
Speaking at the Prime Minister’s billion trees campaign opening ceremony the minister dr Noorul Haq Qadri said it was not only their moral obligation to plant trees but Islam teaches every Muslim to plant trees and earn the blessings of Allah.
Qadri said this year on the directives of Imran Khan they would plant one billion saplings across the country. He said 0.1 million saplings would be planted in Bara, Jamrud, and Landikotal in the ongoing plantation season.
The minister urged that every citizen should contribute to tree plantation so they could get a billion trees plantation target and successfully complete the plantation campaign. He added that his party’s vision was to make corruption and pollution-free Pakistan for the coming generations.
He said youths were their driving force who could be used in making Pakistan developed and prosperous l, adding that they could be educated and motivate students in schools, colleges, universities, and seminaries to plant at least five saplings for each student.
Regarding the much-awaited and few-times revised mega Shalman water scheme, the minister said that Landikotal residents would hear good news about the formal opening of the Shalman water scheme in the coming months.
He lamented the unfriendly restriction on the Torkham border and said that revenue being generated at the Torkham border had dropped from billions to millions of rupees.
He, however, said that in the coming month trade and business activities via the Torkham border would get improve and most of the citizens would get benefit from it. He said the party wants to maintain friendly and good business ties with Afghanistan and other central Asian countries. He said the billion trees campaign would not only help to ensure healthy air to breathe but it could also cause rain and reduce the water scarcity in Pakistan.
Earlier, federal minister dr Noorul Haq Qadri also inspected the construction work on the Kharghali sports complex and inaugurated three kilometers of Landikotal bazaar- Kharghali village road that cost Rs,33 million.